3D Modeling Demonstration of Undersea Coral Specimens

Thu, August 31, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of 3D printing and environmental philosophy as Erika Woolsey, co-founder of The Hydrous demonstrates 3D modeling of the world’s coral reefs. The Hydrous creates high resolution 3D models of corals for research and visualization. Using just a camera and software, they produce accurate, interactive 3D models that are easy to view. These models are representations of living corals, made by stitching together underwater photographs. This method allows them to measure and share coral reefs in a compelling and non-destructive way. The Hydrous is currently experimenting with printing in materials to assist research into coral reef recruitment and restoration. Using design as a new medium for storytelling, The Hydrous combines the fields of science, art, and narrative to create a new appreciation for our global oceans.

General admission:$5, PAC members: free

Petaluma Arts Center

230 Lakeville Street

Price: $5.00

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